Gubernatorial elections

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin discusses the upcoming recanvass of the Governor's race in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 13, 2019 - 8:26 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could face a legacy-defining decision when the vote totals from the Kentucky governor’s race are double-checked Thursday — concede to Democrat Andy Beshear or contest last week’s election in a historic move that could put the outcome in the hands of...
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Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone along with Louisiana U.S. Representative Clay Higgins, and newly elected Louisiana State Senator Mark Abraham, speak with supporters at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles, La., Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (Rick Hickman/American Press via AP)
November 09, 2019 - 9:38 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To win a second term in his Southern state, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards needs strong turnout from Louisiana's black voters, who form the core of his party and who lagged in getting to the polls for the primary election. Edwards and his supporters are laboring to reverse...
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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announces his intent to call for a recanvass of the voting results from Tuesday's gubernatorial elections during a press conference at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 07, 2019 - 7:23 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Some Kentucky Republicans are warning Gov. Matt Bevin against challenging the election results in his reelection bid unless he finds evidence of massive fraud. U.S. Rep. James Comer, who lost to Bevin by 83 votes in the 2015 GOP gubernatorial primary, is among Republicans...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Monroe Civic Center, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Monroe, La. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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November 07, 2019 - 9:17 am
MONROE, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump worked up a sweat in a steamy Louisiana arena Wednesday night as he attempted to boost Republican businessman Eddie Rispone's effort to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the nation's last governor's race of the year. "It may be 120...
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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announces his intent to call for a recanvass of the voting results from Tuesday's gubernatorial elections during a press conference at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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November 07, 2019 - 5:31 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin asked Wednesday for a recanvass of Kentucky election results that showed him more than 5,000 votes behind Democrat Andy Beshear, who discounted the challenge and began preparing to take office. Beshear, the state's attorney general, said he's...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Monroe Civic Center, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Monroe, La. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
November 06, 2019 - 9:39 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Louisiana (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is talking optimistically about the 2020 elections, despite the warning signs for Republicans that came out of Kentucky, Virginia and elsewhere Tuesday. Trump is...
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November 06, 2019 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the tally of votes in Kentucky's race for governor drew to a close late Tuesday night, Democrat Andy Beshear held a lead of a few thousand votes over Republican incumbent Matthew Bevin out of more than 1.4 million votes counted. Beshear declared victory and Democrats celebrated...
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Kentucky Attorney General and democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andy Beshear studies his ballot at the Knights of Columbus polling location Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky's voters are now deciding the political grudge match between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Beshear. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
November 06, 2019 - 2:37 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The hotly contested governor's race in Kentucky was too close to call Tuesday night, with Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear holding a narrow lead — and declaring victory — over Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. With 100% of precincts reporting, the tenacious Beshear — son of...
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Republican Gov.-elect Tate Reeves addresses his supporters at a state GOP election night event, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Jackson, Miss. Reeves defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 06, 2019 - 1:17 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans strengthened their dominance in Mississippi by keeping the governorship and picking up the last remaining statewide office that has been held by a Democrat. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the...
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FILE - This combination image of Oct. 10, 2019, file photos shows Democratic State Attorney General Jim Hood, left, and Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves during the first televised gubernatorial debate at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Democratic nominee for governor, Hood, is in his fourth as attorney general. The Republican nominee for governor, Reeves, is in his second term as lieutenant governor. They are on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 5, along with two lesser-known candidates. The winner will succeed Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who is limited by state law to two terms. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
November 05, 2019 - 6:21 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's most competitive governor's race in years was in the hands of voters Tuesday as Attorney General Jim Hood sought to become the second Democratic governor in the Deep South. He's facing Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who got campaign help from both President...
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